NJSYO rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St., Middletown, NJ. 07748. The hours are:
- PSO 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
- CYO 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- SYO 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Chamber Ensemble rehearsals take place on Saturdays 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Middletown Arts Center and Wind Chamber Ensemble rehearsals take place on Sundays 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.
All students are expected to come to all rehearsals and all scheduled performances, and to arrive promptly. Absence from a scheduled concert performance is a serious violation of the Attendance Policy. In addition, more than (a) one unexcused absence or (b) a total of two absences (excused or unexcused) from rehearsal is a violation of the Attendance Policy. Violations will generally result in appropriate disciplinary action, including a seating demotion for subsequent concert(s); not being allowed to perform in subsequent concert(s); not being allowed to progress to advanced seats, groups, sections or programs; or other actions at the discretion of the Conductor or Board of Trustees.
Absences are only considered excused when advance notification is given and the absences are due to illness or injury. The only exception to this policy is made when an emergency makes it impossible to give advance notification, in which case notification may be given afterwards. Late arrivals or early departures of 15 minutes or more to rehearsals will be recorded as absences.
**Please note that you may be required to bring a music stand to rehearsals or performances.**